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We are requesting your support for our annual Corporate Sleep Out in Thomond Park to raise much needed funds to cover the cost of operating our Foodbanks throughout the region. When families, students, the unemployed, people on low incomes are struggling, food is the flexible item. They can’t cut-back on rent/mortgage/utility payments. Food is where they cut. During 2016 we distributed 56 Tonnes of food, which equals to 126,944 meals for 5,804 people, 3050 were children.

Click the link to view our iDonate page and support our participants


Pat Brown


Pat Brown – Managing Director at Aire Safety Training & Consultancy ltd

“We feel it is so important to support Mid Wet Simon in their fundraising endeavours. The work they do supports the most vulnerable people in our locality.”



Ray O'Halloran


Raymond O’Halloran – Owner at Speedline Engineering

“Mid West Simon’s work is integral to the regeneration of Limerick City. Please support their sleep out event!”



J.P. McManus


J.P. McManus – Businessman and Racehorse Owner

Limerick native J.P. McManus has made a charitable donation to Mid West Simon in support of the Rise together event and Mid West Simon’s food bank





Fr. Gerry Fitzgerald




Donal Creaton


Donal Creaton – Partner at Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors




Kevin Fitzgerald


Kevin Fitzgerald – All Trades Limerick

“I am delighted to be apart of this event to support Mid West Simon in any way I can.”



Bryan Edwards


Bryan Edwards – All Trades Limerick

“Having worked and volunteered with Mid West Simon, I have seen first hand the work they do, a really important service for the people of the Mid West.”



Adrian Moloney


Adrian Moloney – All Trades Limerick

“Mid West Simon’s Food Bank offers support to people who really need it and I am glad to help rise money towards this service.”



Niall Healy


Niall Healy – All Trades Limerick

“Looking forward to a really interesting event in support of a worthy cause.”





We need your help to continue providing this service and ask you to raise €2,500 and join us in Thomond Park on the 18th of November. We know it’s a lot, we will offer support to raise the money. We will set you up on our sponsorship page on idonate.ie which you can share among friends and family. We will also send you a donation card in your registration pack. Participants from last year also raised funds through the Corporate Social Responsibility function in their companies or by hosting coffee mornings, bake sales etc. in their workplaces and at home.



The event is hosted by Munster Rugby Hooker, Duncan Casey, with special guests. On the evening of the Corporate Sleep Out we invite participants to join us in the Press Room at 8.00pm.  There will be a number of presentations and activities throughout the night that will engage and challenge.  Of course there will be time for refreshments and networking too. With all the social aspects taken care of we settle in for the night in the Tunnel — sleeping bags, pillows, thermos flasks etc. on hand.  After a warming cuppa the following morning you’ll be ready for home by 8.00am—feeling happy after having done something so good for a truly worthy cause.

All Funds raised stay in the Mid West Region and go directly to the Foodbank service.

There is very limited availability for this event.



Some of last years participants included, Timmy Dooley, Pat Breen, Maurice Quinlivan, Jan O’Sullivan, Kieran O’Donnell, Carmel Kirby, Will Ryan, Mark O’Donoghue with guest speaker, David Hall

Richard Maguire of Mazars said:

‘It was great to have this opportunity to be up so close and personal with the grounds at Thomond Park but my lord was is FREEZING. You couldn’t help but think of those poor souls who sleep out in all weathers without the benefit of the thermal sleeping bags that we all had! It is actually too scary to think about.’

Marie McSweeney from Northern Trust said:

”It was an experience sleeping out in the tunnel that night.
It was fun being with everyone of course but it was a real eye-opener. The coldwas harsh and I couldn’t help but think of anyone who has to face sleeping out night after night.
It’s heart-breaking really to think of anyone having to sleep out – in the rain, in the cold – it must be so lonely!’


Click on the images below to read more about the experiences of last year’s participants


Email: risetogether@mwsimon.ie or call 061 599478 to register today.

Lets rise together and tackle the homelessness crisis!